Ohio River Environmental Assessment: Cultural Resources Reconnaissance Report, West Virginia.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS HUNTINGTON WV HUNTINGTON DISTRICT
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The goal of this study was to prepare a systematic listing of information on known cultural resources in the Ohio Valley of West Virginia. This data will be used to evaluate the effects of continued operation of the Ohio River Navigation System on cultural resources. The data will also be used for planning purposes such as preparing master plan updates and updating the inventories of cultural resources on Corps owned and Corps controlled lands on the Ohio River. For the purposes of this report, cultural resources have been divided into prehistoric and historic. Prehistoric resources include mounds, camps, villages and other habitation loci of native populations prior to 1750 A.D. Historic resources post-date the beginning of the Colonial period in the Ohio Valley and include sites of historic structures, districts, and historic archaeological sites. Together these resources contain the unwritten documents of mankinds cultural achievements in technology, economy, esthetics, domestic and public architecture, as well as the data base for understanding cultural continuties and changes. This report is based on a literature and records search and does not pretend to be comprehensive in its scope or findings. The report was written at the reconnaissance level of investigation and was designed to provide a framework for future cultural resource surveys undertaken in the Ohio Valley.
- Humanities and History